I hope this tutorial helps you with charcoal in some way :]...:/....o.O
The brushes I use are Loew-Cornell 1812 in size 9 and 3 but any brush that's soft should work fine. I use a rounded brush as apposed to square because it's easier to blend and square leaves little lines. The charcoal pencils *the woodless ones Ive found work better* are Art Alternatives brand but General's brand are studdly as well :]
For paper I recommend Strathmore Drawing. It's not too pricey and seems to work really well.
The subject used in this tutorial is Bert McCracken from The Used and
The drawing used to make this tutorial: Works done with these techniques:
(If you drew a charcoal portrait and used this tutorial, please send me a link and I will add it here! Or if you don't want it to be added, I'd love to see and fave.)